Third Arrest Made Following Rash of Vehicle Prowls | Crime
Clarkston Police are continuing their efforts in solving a rash of vehicle prowls. Today, they arrested a 21-year-old Clarkston man who is a suspect in several cases after he allegedly attempted to shoplift at Walmart.
Cody A. Richardson was arrested today by Clarkston Police for multiple burglary and possession of stolen property charges after he was detained by a loss prevention officer at Walmart. CPD Officer Josh Daniel says Richardson allegedly attempted to take $192.01 in property from Walmart, and because he had previously been trespassed from a Spokane Walmart, which bans him from all Walmart properties, the theft charge becomes a 2nd-degree burglary charge. Richardson was previously a suspect in a theft at Walmart about three weeks ago, and has been charged with burglary in that case as well.
While investigating the Walmart cases, officers discovered Richardson was in possession of several items that were allegedly taken from vehicle prowls earlier this month. Officer Daniel says Richardson had a wallet that was reportedly taken from a vehicle in the 1000 block of 10th Street on June 9th and an iPod that was reported stolen from across the street at around the same time.
He was charged with 2nd-degree and 3rd-degree possession of stolen property charges in those cases, and he is also being charged with 3rd-degree possession of stolen property connected with another vehicle prowl in the 1200 block of 12th Street on June 6th.
Daniel says Richardson is a suspect in other vehicle prowls. The investigation is continuing.